Re: Splitting electrons?

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 18:01:16 MDT

Don't know if this is any help, but it was in my latest "Nanogirl News",
which by the way is still available at:

*Double or quit. A lone researcher says he can cut an electron in two. If
he's right, quantum physics is dead. (New Scientist magazine, 10/14/00)

> Someone forwarded this to me - aside from he somewhat sensationalist tone,
> what exactly ARE the implications of this behavior? I don't see how
> two separate lobes for a wave function could pose a problem per se - after
> with hyperboloids and such the same equation generates two distinct and
> separate shapes, but with the same equation.
> Of course, I am probably just showing my ignorance here, but I thought I'd
> more experienced heads than mine.
> -Corey

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